creamy chicken keto stuffed peppers recipe

Creamy Chicken Keto Stuffed Peppers

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This creamy chicken keto stuffed peppers recipe is quick and easy. It’s not only low carb but keto friendly with a high fat delicious cream sauce.

chicken filled bell peppers

Why make keto stuffed peppers?

Stuffed peppers are delicious in addition to being healthy. Depending on the pepper you choose they leave their wonderful flavor behind.

So, not only are you getting the flavor, you are getting the bell pepper in your meal as well. Think taco shells except low carb and healthier. You cook your meat in the keto stuffed pepper then you can eat it!

What’s the difference between bell peppers?

Did you guys know all the bell peppers start off green?

This reflects in the price as well. The green are the ones picked before harvesting. Bell peppers then turn yellow, orange, then red.

Bell pepper flavors:

  • Green bell pepper, the green bell pepper has a more earthy flavor. It can be a bit bitter but not too. They have zero sweetness and the best bell pepper for keto. Having the lowest carb count.
  • Yellow bell pepper, the yellow is very faintly sweet. Yet, the small bitter taste from the green pepper has left.
  • Orange bell pepper, this pepper continues to climb in sweetness along with carbs. You are able to get away with making the yellow bell pepper fit your macros but here the threshold is met.
  • Red bell pepper, and this is the final stage of the bell pepper. Not to mention the sweetest and the most expensive. So, being the sweetest the carb count is way too high for the keto diet.

Do you eat the bell pepper in stuffed bell peppers?

Personal preference! I love the bell pepper as a sort of edible bowl with my meal. Yet, to keep it closer to zero carb you can just enjoy your stuffing over the bell pepper.

What can I put in stuffed peppers?

Keto stuffed peppers are so versatile. I have seen buffalo chicken, Philly cheese steak, taco style, the list can go on and on.

In return making this such an easy keto recipe. Find a meat and top with fat! Cheese is great and I even topped with parmesan here.

chicken filled bell peppers

How to make creamy chicken keto stuffed peppers:

I started off by using chicken tenders. You can use any meat from the chicken of your choice. Yet, chicken tenders kept this a quick recipe.

To add, the entire chicken breast is an option as well. I shredded the chicken making the cream sauce separate.

How to make shredded chicken?

All I did was season a pot of water with salt and boil the chicken tenders for 20 minutes. It was that simple. Draining the chicken when it was done then allowing it to cool.

That step was optional but then I shredded the chicken with two forks tearing in opposite directions.

Next, I split the bell peppers. Cutting them in half and removing the stem and seeds. You can do this from the top as well. To this you simply cut around them stem at the top.

After these were prepped and ready I begin to make my cream sauce.

The cream sauce consisted of heavy cream, sour cream, mozzarella cheese, salt, onion powder and cayenne. This isn’t the traditional creamy chicken. I kept things minimal for flavor. I see others toss all these different seasoning and spices in their meals washing the taste of one out with another.

In the case of this dish, less is more.

After the cream sauce was heated and combined I toss in the shredded chicken. Mixing the cream sauce with the chicken then spoon the chicken into the keto stuffed bell peppers.

Baking at 350ºF for 15-20 minutes looking for the bell peppers to get a bit weary looking. Allowing them to cool then serve.

chicken filled bell peppers

Creamy Chicken Keto Stuffed Peppers

This creamy chicken keto stuffed peppers recipe is quick and easy. It's not only low carb but keto friendly with a high fat delicious cream sauce.
4.45 from 9 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 bell peppers
Calories 480.3 kcal

Ingredients
 

Bell Pepper

  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 1 pound shredded chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Cream Sauce

  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounce cream cheese
  • 2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Cut the tops of of each green pepper and remove stem and seeds
  • Add a little salt in the bell pepper and bake for 10 minutes upside down. Remove from oven.
  • Boil chicken to pull apart tender. Or buy a rotisserie chicken and shred that
  • Once chicken is shredded season chicken with salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder
  • In a small pot add butter and garlic powder, cook until fragrant and add in cream cheese, heavy cream and mozzarella cheese. Mix this until melted and smooth.
  • Take cream sauce and mix into shredded chicken. Spoon creamed chicken into each bell pepper. The entire pound should fit into all 4
  • Take 1/4 cup of mozzarella and sprinkle across the tops of the bell peppers. Bake for 15 minutes right side up at the same 400°F, remove then serve. Be careful, inside will be hot.

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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Chicken Keto Stuffed Peppers
Amount Per Serving (1 bell pepper)
Calories 480.3 Calories from Fat 265
% Daily Value*
Fat 29.4g45%
Saturated Fat 16.7g104%
Trans Fat 0.9g
Cholesterol 174.4mg58%
Sodium 371.7mg16%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1.4g6%
Sugar 5.7g6%
Protein 43.5g87%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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6 thoughts on “Creamy Chicken Keto Stuffed Peppers”

  1. Oh good heavens this was sooo good!! My very picky teenager even said it was 🔥 !! Which is huge coming from him! Keep all the amazing recipes coming ❤️

  2. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight and it was amazing! I added some chipotle tabasco for a little spice with a side of cauliflower rice. Everyone loved it! Even my picky eater!!!

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